The potential value of person-centred statistical methods in ageing research

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Repeated latent class analysis (LCA) was used to identify the distinct latent ageing trajectories of older Australian women.

The cohort underwent repeated assessments over a period of 20 years with surveys investigating measures of successful ageing.

LCA identified a six-class model, with the classes characterised by the presence of disease and disability, and longevity.

There were a large number of sociodemographic and lifestyle factors independently associated with class membership.

LCA might allow targeted, cost-effective, intervention strategies to prevent disease and disability.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)783-784
Number of pages2
JournalAge and Ageing
Issue number6
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 1 Nov 2019


  • latent class analysis
  • longitudinal studies
  • older people
  • successful ageing


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